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How to plant out leeks


Monty Don demonstrates how to plant out leeks without damaging their roots, offering advice on planting depths and watering frequency.

Do it: summer

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colcos51 24/11/2011 at 15:27

I have bought a pot of leek seedlings. Should I pot them on before planting out?

moo 24/02/2012 at 14:35

alright geez

Brenda Dibley 15/05/2012 at 09:30

When to plant young leeks

Jennie Sloan 20/03/2013 at 15:27

I have lots of very small leeks that I planted out last year, didn't thin out and so I left in over the winter. They all have very good roots on them so I wondered it I could thin them out and re-plant them this year. If so, when should I do this and what depth of soil would be ideal to obtain large leeks?

Berghill 20/03/2013 at 17:54

Colcos, you could pot them up and grow on until the soil is warm enough to put them out.

Brenda, normally we plant ours in early May when the soil is warm here. In milder areas you can do it earlier.

Jennie, saldly no matter what you do, those leeks will go to seed now. Best would be to eat them before that happens.


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